Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings from Bishop’s House, Balasore!
“Let days speak, and many years teach
wisdom” (Job 32:7).
The one who made this statement in the Bible is
Elihu, a character in the Book of Job, who had
come to explain the reason for Job’s suffering.
As the story goes Job, probably one of the best
known characters in the Bible, has undergone
sufferings of various types – physical, mental
and social – and these have in fact taught him
to be strong and to be hopeful. Experience is a
great teacher; and more of it, as we grow older,
makes us wiser. Time is educatory. Every day has
its lessons so arranged that we could learn from
it. The ‘days’ by their pedagogical processes
should throw brighter light on the problems of
life and provide us with a sense of hope. As we
step out of the year 2015 and step into 2016, we
look back and try to learn from the lessons
taught by the past year, and look forward with
hope to the new one.